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Tanzania: Joint civil society letter calls on Human Rights Council member states to address crackdown on human rights

Ahead of the 39th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in September 2018, 30 NGOs joined together to send an open letter to HRC member states, calling on them to address the ongoing crackdown on civic space and human rights b

How to Better Visualize Our Impact with Geospatial Technologies

Remember when you saw your first geospatial visualization in international development? How amazed you were that satellite maps of the earth could show impact data in a new, clearer way than before? Wait till you see where we are now with game-changing innovations like: Mapping changes at the village level with unmanned aerial vehicles. Visualizing...

An internet rights agenda for the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

On 10 August, Michelle Bachelet was confirmed as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

67th UN DPI/NGO Conference

(New York, United States) Global Pulse will join GSMA and UNICEF for a panel discussion around innovative uses of mobile technology for social good at the 67th UN DPI/NGO conference. 

Closing distances and fuelling the Philippine internet governance community via remote participation at APrIGF 2018

I did not fly to Vanuatu for the 2018 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum. But still, I participated in this year's APrIGF, albeit remotely.

Funding models for community-based internet service providers

Coolab is a cooperative laboratory in Brazil with proven experience in creating autonomous telecommunication infrastructures with communities who have poor or no connectivity at all.

APrIGF 2018: Focusing on internet governance in the Asia Pacific region

The latest Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum took place 13-16 August in Vanuatu around the motto Empowering Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet.

Facebook Population Data for DRC

Please find here the population model for DRC from Facebook Research.  Please note that I'm only publishing this in PNG format because direct publication of GeoTIFF and CSV formats isn't allowed under Direct Relief's data sharing agreement with Facebook.  But I hope you find it va

Facebook Population Data for DRC

Please find here the population model for DRC from Facebook Research.  Please note that I'm only publishing this in PNG format because direct publication of GeoTIFF and CSV formats isn't allowed under Direct Relief's data sharing agreement with Facebook.  But I hope you find it va

Zimbabwe: 2018 General elections website blocked

This is probably the first time that OONI Probe captures evidence of internet censorship in Zimbabwe.

APC calls for the release of photographer Shahidul Alam and for an end to crackdown on expression in Bangladesh

The arrest took place amid increasing unrest, with dozens injured after police fired rubber bullets at protesters.
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